A Day in the Life: Augusta Dayton

Shot by Grace Pickering


Augusta Dayton is a filmmaker and artist living in Los Angeles, CA.

She graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College in 2015 with a degree in Film and Architecture. She received honors from Columbia University’s film department for her thesis on the application of spatial theory to cinema phenomenology. She is currently working on a documentary on Estate Sales, more specifically, what happens to the things we love and the spaces we inhabit after we’re gone.



I made my boyfriend Zach this mug because he is obsessed with this classical radio DJ named Tim Svedja. That's his smiling face.





I like putting a record on when I'm still waiting for coffee to kick in.





I'm embarrassed by how often I go to this local grocery store. It's the size of my living room and makes me feel like Willy Wonka.





I usually nap after I eat. (I have the body of a 90 year old.)





There's a really nice hill behind my house. I either go in the morning or to enjoy LA's finest pink polluted sunset.




Zack has a pretty amazing stereo and an even better record collection—we often end the night listening to records in the dark in total silence. It seems extreme and maybe a bit psychotic but you hear things you've never heard in your favorite songs.





I take a warm wash cloth to my face and call it a night. ★